What is a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management?
Torrens University Australia’s Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (GCAM) is designed for organisations that want to grow high-performing teams and support employees to become future managers in C-suite roles.
Focusing on management and leadership skills, this customisable corporate management qualification relies on action- or project-based learning to target and enhance professional capabilities. Consulting with our experts, organisations can tailor the program to meet specific business objectives, improve team performance and fast-track employees’ progression into more senior roles.
Torrens University’s GCAM incorporates objectives specific to your organisation, offering a bespoke learning experience through genuine work-based briefs and challenges. As part of the Advanced Business Practice Project, participants contribute to a high-value assignment your business is focused on, learning in context and emerging as considered decision-makers that add value to your organisation.
Participants will engage in ongoing self-assessment and self-directed learning, encouraging continuous professional development and managerial evolution.
If you’re aiming to upskill top leadership, first-level managers or intermediate supervisors, Torrens University’s GCAM can be tailored to offer the insight and tools your employees need to advance their professional development, navigate organisational culture, facilitate change and lead with confidence. Our facilitators will consult with relevant internal personnel to ascertain your business drivers, strategic direction and key objectives, and will establish a thorough understanding of your organisation’s working culture and environment.
- Demonstrate confidence in decision-making, using a strategic mindset.
- Effectively evaluate information and formulate evidence-based judgements.
- Approach problem-solving through analytical, perceptive and creative lenses.
- Apply the latest innovations to business challenges.
- Research, scope and secure appropriate resources to complete workplace projects.
- Master advanced project management skills.
- Successfully communicate and implement visions for success.
This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.
Unlock the full potential of your organisation
Torrens University’s corporate management program is completely customisable, so high-potential members of your organisation can advance the specific skills they need to build toward their career goals and contribute to the growth of your organisation.
Corporate skills developed
-Demonstrate confidence in decision-making, using a strategic mindset
-Effectively evaluate information and formulate evidence-based judgements
-Approach problem-solving through analytical, perceptive and creative lenses
-Apply the latest innovations to business challenges
-Research, scope and secure appropriate resources to complete workplace projects
-Master advanced project management skills
-Successfully communicate and implement visions for success
Subjects and units
Our program is built around two core subjects, and we can work with you to design focus areas that provide value to your organisation. Each subject involves approximately 12.5 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and nine and a half hours of self-directed study.
Workplace Learning and Research | MGT510Developing a learning mindset and the skills of how to learn are critical to your success as a senior industry professional. This subject assists you to develop the knowledge and skills to learn effectively in the workplace as a senior professional. You will explore and challenge assumptions about how you learn best and what constitutes effective learning. The subject will guide you on how to learn from- and in-action, and to reflect on your experience of events, situations or actions so as to make sense of them in a structured manner. You will also learn about how to research, scope, and secure appropriate resources to undertake a successful workplace project and deepen your reflective practice.
Advanced Business Practice Project | MGT511Having developed an agreed project brief, you are now ready to complete the project, which is constituted as a formal three-way learning agreement between the university, the organisation, and you, the learner. This subject provides you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in MGT510 Workplace Learning & Research with the support and guidance of your organisational sponsor and academic adviser to a real work-based challenge. The project will be within your own role or scope and be of a level of complexity that is equal to, or more than your level of responsibility. It will involve a minimum work commitment of 200 hours not including academic research and assessment work. Projects can be undertaken in groups subject to the above conditions. However, each learner will submit their own individual work.
Business Decision Analytics | MGT602Today's decisions have to be made quickly, individually and in groups, with what often appears to be ambiguous or too much data. How does one select, observe and distil the most pertinent data sets to make decisions that will positively impact tomorrow's firms and communities? This subject engages students in the nuances of data collection, how to filter data and how to use it most effectively in decision-making. The subject develops the student's qualitative and quantitative research skills, and digital literacy.
Systems Thinking | MGT603This subject builds on systems theory and introduces students to a holistic view of the organisation and the broader ecosystem it operates in. It also introduces students to the basic principles of operations management in the context of Systems Thinking. Students will be exposed to Systems Thinking tools to diagnose and propose innovative solutions to contemporary business issues.
Strategic Management | MGT604This subject explores sustainable approaches to managing the symbiotic relationship between organisations and their environments. Organisations are increasingly facing disruption and the basis for delivering products and services is rapidly changing. Sustaining performance requires careful management of business processes, fostering corporate competencies, and aligning the firm to its internal and external environment. The student will learn and then practice strategising through a number of theories and practical settings.
Agile Project Management | MIS608Progressing from traditional project management frameworks this subject focuses on Agile project management, Agile project management methodology, the principles of Agile, and Agile techniques. This subject will be based on a foundation of the 4 core values and 12 guiding principles of Agile as laid out by the agile manifesto. Students will develop an understanding of Agile concepts, tools and techniques: Scrum and Kanban, Roadmap planning, Program increments, Sprints and daily scrums and the Agile roles within teams. Some of the leading Agile frameworks will be discussed so that students have an understanding of some of the different philosophies, which support the Agile continuous delivery pipeline. Points of origin in Lean practice and the relationship between Agile and DevOps will also be covered to help students orient themselves in the broader emerging landscape of projects and software development landscape.
Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.
Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
ScholarshipsIf you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:
Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.
Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Participants will need to be supported by a workplace that can provide a significant contemporary project and appropriate resourcing.
The Graduate Certificate of Applied Management is a bespoke program that recognises your organisation’s structured in-house learning opportunities. We acknowledge that the programs you provide are deepening your employees’ learnings and can provide accreditation against these programs.
Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior LearningIf you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.
How to apply
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for a course?Domestic students:
Check the entry requirements for the course you’re interested in and submit your initial application form online to begin your journey at Torrens University Australia.
If you have any difficulty, please contact our Future Student Advisors, who can talk you through the process.
ALL SA/SACE and Victorian high school students must apply through SATAC and/or VTAC. Search for Torrens University Australia, Billy Blue College of Design or Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.
If you are an international student hoping to begin your studies in Australia, study online, or transfer from another university, you may choose to do so through our Education Agents. Our agents are located throughout the world and will make sure the enrolment process runs smoothly. View the full list of International Education Agents. You can also apply online. For anything else, please contact our International team.
Can I get course credit for previous experience?
Yes, course credit is available for most courses upon application and academic approval (excluding Higher Degree by Research programs).
If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Review our Course Credits page or chat to our Future Student Advisors.
What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
Recognition of Prior Learning is an assessment process that recognises experience, previous study and qualifications, and other forms of informal and non-formal learning, to determine if you meet course requirements.
If you have relevant qualifications or experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course and a reduction in tuition costs.
Please speak to our Future Student Advisors to discuss your prior learning experiences.
For more information, please visit Course credits.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Torrens University has a wide range of scholarship options to support new, returning, international and Australian students. They all include a reduction in tuition fees, and some scholarships include a mentoring component with our industry partners.
When you speak to our Future Student Advisors, let them know you wish to be considered for a scholarship in your application form. They will show you how to apply for a scholarship.
For more details, explore our range of scholarships.
What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate. Exceptions may apply to some courses.
What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
If you are a domestic student attending university or an approved higher education provider, you can get a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of your tuition fees.
You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study (i.e. subject) if you:
- Undertake study with an approved provider.
- Meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
- An Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- A permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
- Are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of the study.
- Enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for the unit.
- Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
For full details, visit the Australian Government website Study Assist.
If you are still unsure, please contact our Future Student Advisors who can talk you through the information.
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